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Unhappy step1 score 198 !!! needs psychiatry/any hopes?

hey,
i gave my step1 lastyear n got 198(3digitscore),
i was depressed and stopped preparation ,but i want to resume it now.
i want psychiatry.any chances?
please let me know.
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The truth is if I were u I would not continue the journey. its hard to say it but my snrs tell my we need really high scores. But still the choice is urs God is capable of doing anything if only u believe in Him.
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I would say start preparing for ck asap and get a high score..pass cs in first attempt and you are good to go..i woudnt say the same if you had asked this question about matching into surgery or anaesthesia etc..but look at the nrmp stats of 2012 and you'll come to know that this score isn't that bad for psychiatry..try to gain some clinical experience in psychiatry too and you will get matched..don't lose hope..
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only way OP will match is to get 237+ on CK . pass step 3. have a mac or PhD in psych or 2 years of usce.

ings with 228+/237+ apply to low tier psych programs now. I know is sad, but the Brno report is shot before when marks like 215 got matched, these days a 210 on step 1 foes not even get FM.
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I would say start preparing for ck asap and get a high score..pass cs in first attempt and you are good to go..i woudnt say the same if you had asked this question about matching into surgery or anaesthesia etc..but look at the nrmp stats of 2012 and you'll come to know that this score isn't that bad for psychiatry..try to gain some clinical experience in psychiatry too and you will get matched..don't lose hope..
thank you somuch.i needed to hear that.
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only way OP will match is to get 237+ on CK . pass step 3. have a mac or PhD in psych or 2 years of usce.

ings with 228+/237+ apply to low tier psych programs now. I know is sad, but the Brno report is shot before when marks like 215 got matched, these days a 210 on step 1 foes not even get FM.
thanks for the information.im clueless,my friend says psychaitry is easy to get if i am willing to go anywhere in US n it shouldnt b a problem.i am at crossroads.stuck!!!!
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The truth is if I were u I would not continue the journey. its hard to say it but my snrs tell my we need really high scores. But still the choice is urs God is capable of doing anything if only u believe in Him.
thank you !! i will surely think and go ahaed with it. gods grace n hardwork should work
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thank you somuch.i needed to hear that.
it means you want to give it a try too..forget about step 1 score now..there are many other factors that play a role to get matched..the best way to increase your chances are to get a good score on ck and pass cs..also try to get done with step 3 with a good score..also having contacts is good plus point in the states..i personally know a girl who had 2 attempts in cs and scores of 192 and 218 in both steps and got matched into psychiatry..do some good research or observerships and electives in psych..that will increase your contacts as well as will give you confidence with your application..but do make sure you get 240 plus on ck..it'll help a lot
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Charan are you applying for this years season?
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i want to ask abut research...what u mean by good research?is there difference where u will get it..i mean private research or in hospital?
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thank you !! i will surely think and go ahaed with it. gods grace n hardwork should work
The hardwork you will put will help you in achieving your goals
God has nothing to do with how you will perform; he does help people who give their best tho..

Get a good score on step 2 CK (aim to be 10 points above the mean) which for step 2 CK is 237 and you will be fine
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i want to ask abut research...what u mean by good research?is there difference where u will get it..i mean private research or in hospital?
Sit back and think twice about your question... what in your mind do you think is better? dont ask questions just for the sake of doing it.. think before you post

IN the US and in the world UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED RESEARCH is obviously better.. even people with no relationship to medicine know that
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I got 196 for step 1 and 207 for step 2 ck.
I failed CK once and passed on 2nd time.
and I matched with Internal medicine in this year.

No Connection, No research, No phD, what so ever.. I only had one interview.
But one thing I know for sure is that program director and faculty members who interviewed me liked me very much throughout the interview day.

Score is imp to get you an interview, but after that, it depends on how you do during interview..

I was really lucky because I had only one iv and My case will be really rare, but things are possible. Study hard and do not lose a hope.
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I got 196 for step 1 and 207 for step 2 ck.
I failed CK once and passed on 2nd time.
and I matched with Internal medicine in this year.

No Connection, No research, No phD, what so ever.. I only had one interview.
But one thing I know for sure is that program director and faculty members who interviewed me liked me very much throughout the interview day.

Score is imp to get you an interview, but after that, it depends on how you do during interview..

I was really lucky because I had only one iv and My case will be really rare, but things are possible. Study hard and do not lose a hope.
Awesome. Congrats to you.

As for the OP, keep on pushing....Kill Ck, get USCE....impress them when you go for interviews....its definitely gonna be harder but dont give up
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I got 196 for step 1 and 207 for step 2 ck.
I failed CK once and passed on 2nd time.
and I matched with Internal medicine in this year.

No Connection, No research, No phD, what so ever.. I only had one interview.
But one thing I know for sure is that program director and faculty members who interviewed me liked me very much throughout the interview day.

Score is imp to get you an interview, but after that, it depends on how you do during interview..

I was really lucky because I had only one iv and My case will be really rare, but things are possible. Study hard and do not lose a hope.

wow, what a strong first post on the first day of joining this forum.

thank god the "failed attempted and matched fairy" was searching the internet or binging and came to this site, to this post, which was 3 days old and made his comment.

we love you "failed attempted and matched fairy"
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wow, what a strong first post on the first day of joining this forum.

thank god the "failed attempted and matched fairy" was searching the internet or binging and came to this site, to this post, which was 3 days old and made his comment.

we love you "failed attempted and matched fairy"
Eh look, the magical asshole has appeared

do you try to be an asshole, or does it occur naturally?
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Eh look, the magical asshole has appeared

do you try to be an asshole, or does it occur naturally?
HAHA shima never believes nor trusts anything, esp not forums so i guess its natural.
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Sorry if I sounded like I made up a story or just playing around on forum.
I actually came again to erase my post and was about to do it..

I don't really come to this forum and actually never posted anything at all on other sites as well.. I have been always a silent reader during my match season, just because I am lazy but also I don't have a really great score like many people here or other forums and I was not, like OP here or maybe not, in very confident seat due to my lower scores throughout my match season, so I had no rooms or time for me to post things here or say something.. I was just a silent user who comes, reads and goes..

Well, again, I don't want other people who are in my situation last year think I made up a fairy story. I just wanted to give them a little hope because I as well could drag myself and pushed forward to my current position due to some stories which someone posted last year.
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Eh look, the magical asshole has appeared

do you try to be an asshole, or does it occur naturally?
Sabio , @Sabio , why do you let this guy talk in profanity on this forum, this is the 3rd time.
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